3 Rules For Understanding Mentorship

posted Jan 19, 2017, 8:47 AM by 21 Army Cadets Cambridge   [ updated Jan 19, 2017, 8:48 AM ]

Jason Howk spent 23 years in an Army and interagency career.  Here, he shares what he’s learned about mentorship.

“Mentor” is a word that gets thrown around a lot.  Maybe now is a good time to redefine it, because there is a large generation of veterans who have learned a lot from their experiences that is worth passing on.

I have been fortunate in my military career to have some of the best mentors in the business. Finally as I become more senior and experienced, my younger teammates started to ask me the same questions I asked of my coaches and I realized I had become a mentor as well – the “old man” if you will.